Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Hall v. Hall yesterday located here. The Court of Appeals affirmed a modification of custody from the Mother to the Father. The trial court had found that modification of custody was justified based on dental neglect and the failure to treat a dog bite. This case is a prime example of the higher standard to modify custody. Something approaching neglect is necessary to justify changing custody for the most part. The record showed plenty of evidence of this and affirmed the trial court judgment.